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The Lowdown On LAOS

As you guys know… all of us at Real Gap Experience are obsessed with travelling, I mean we are literally hooked on it - our team member Chris is perhaps even more hooked than others! The man called Asia home for twelve months, trust fam, he knows his Cao Lau from his Khao Soi!

After being back in the UK for about eighteen months Chris already felt it was about time to go and visit Asia again, this time heading out to LAOS – somewhere he’d previously passed through but not explored to his...

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India Footage - Derpid

Is there anyone who hasn't dreamt of travelling India?! With so many star attractions to discover, incredible food on every corner and a super diverse culture, India makes for a killer country to backpack - just watch this footage!


The following videos provide you with stunning visuals across India; starting off in Delhi, visiting the wonder that is the Taj Mahal, hiking in the Himalayas and chilling on the beautiful beaches of Goa.


Before you get stuck into this brilliant footage we have to...

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10 Reasons Why Travelling Makes You Happy :)


Ok, so you can probably think of a million and one reasons why travelling the world would make you happy, but we just had to share ten of our favourite reasons which we hear again and again from our happy travellers.


Your road to happiness starts here...

 

1) You Meet Loads Of Inspiring People Who Become Your Buddies For Life



2) You See Things You Never Thought Existed In Reality



3) You Learn What Really Matters To You


4) You Push Yourself And Realise What You Are Capable Of


 

5) You Do Things That...

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Backpacking Bali - 3 Places You Must Visit

We catch up with the lovely travel blogger: Travellerdays. Having checked out our Bali Beaches trip we thought we'd let Hannah give you the gossip on backpacking the beaut that is Bali...

When I booked a trip to South East Asia, I jumped at the chance to add Bali to my itinerary – and who wouldn’t?! Known as the Island of the Gods, Bali is nestled in the middle of Indonesia and is a haven of golden beaches and lush landscapes. Not only is it an Instagram dream, it’s also a place filled with a...

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6 Reasons NOT To Go To Thailand

WARNING. The following content is to be read with great concentration and respected in the highest regard.

If you have ever considered travelling to Thailand this blog contains critical information on why it is not a good idea and you should simply stay on home soil, experiencing what you have already experienced so many times before… Here are just a few of the legit reasons not to go;

 

  1. IT'S A COMPLETELY NEW EXPERIENCE TO HOME
    With so many diverse landscapes, Thailand literally proposes a whole...
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Where To Travel, Summer 16.

Spring is officially here! Time to dust off that outrageously big backpack, clean out the trusty water bottle and frantically attempt to secure your visa or expiring passport before you head out!

To kick start your summer in the right direction, we wanted to give you guys a little treat with spring rolling in (probably these early summer vibes making us a little crazy)…

Introducing the Real Gap Experience SPRING SALE!!! You can bag yourself up to 25% OFF our most popular travelling...

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Thailand Footage - Derpid

THAILAND!!! The place where backpacking dreams are made into reality (just check this footage). Who doesn't want to set foot on Thailand's beautiful island beaches, walk with elephants through lush jungles or taste the distinct flavours served up in Bangkok's floating markets?!


Found below is some great footage taking you on a backpacking journey through Thailand. In these short videos you'll start off in Bangkok, exploring the sites of the city, trek jungles in Sangkhlaburi, swim in the...

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Volunteering in a Nepalese Monastery

We catch up with Zhenya who travelled to Nepal spending her time volunteering abroad as a teacher. What made this experience even more special was the fact she was teaching monks in a Buddhist monastery, located at the base of the Himalayas!
 

Zhenya just so happens to be an incredible photographer - although very modest about it! When the photography from her trip came to us we couldn't believe just how well she had captured the beauty and spirit of Nepal, so naturally we had to share with...

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Vietnam Vlogging - Derpid

Interested in backpacking Vietnam? We're not surprised the place is just incredible (and these Vlogs prove it)! Here's some great content giving you guys so awesome visuals, along with bucket loads of inspiration for what you can get up to whilst out in Vietnam! Introducing David...

 

"Hey! My names David. I'm 24 from London.  I'm a newly found backpacker with a passion for videography. I wanted to start travelling to open my eyes to the many cultures and vibes of the world. After just...

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No Act of Kindness, No Matter How Small, Is Ever Wasted

 “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted”- A saying everyone should go by. After all, it’s these small acts that make the world go round.

We think it’s important that you guys know how valuable your impact is on our volunteering projects because without you, our special communities all around the world would not be able to achieve what they do today.We asked our in-country teams, how previous volunteers have helped these incredible projects, and here’s what they had to...

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